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Genoa

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Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy. Look for its numerous treasures hiding among the narrow streets of the historical town center. A leisurely exploration of Genoa's enticing old alleyways reveals a world of attractions ranging from excellent cuisine to exquisite architecture and modern museums. The birthplace of Christopher Columbus, the city is filled with numerous places to visit, including seaside villas, shops, and pastel-colored houses. Our Italy trip planner allows you to schedule your trip to Genoa, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
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Popular things to do in Genoa

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Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium
Aquarium of Genoa
4.1
Duration: 3 hours
Boccadasse ©
Neighborhood
Boccadasse
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova
Religious Site
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Historic Walking Area
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Genoa

Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
National Park
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre Riomaggiore
3.7
Duration: 8 hours
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Landmark
Piazza dei Miracoli Pisa
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
World heritage site
Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Hiking Trail
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza Monterosso al Mare
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Genoa

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Galata Museo del Mare ©
Specialty Museum
Galata Museo del Mare
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo di Palazzo Reale ©
History Museum
Museo di Palazzo Reale
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Palazzo Ducale ©
Art Museum
Palazzo Ducale
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Raccolta Frugone ©
Specialty Museum
Raccolta Frugone
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Genoa

Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello ©
History Museum
Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola ©
Art Museum
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Dialogo nel Buio ©
Specialty Museum
Dialogo nel Buio
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno ©
Cemetery
Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Genoa

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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi ©
Historic Walking Area
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
D'Albertis Castle ©
Castle
D'Albertis Castle
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Genoa

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Le Gramole Olioteca
Gift & Specialty Shop
Le Gramole Olioteca
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ceramicherebora di Carla Rebora ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Ceramicherebora di Carla Rebora
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Il Coffee Shop di Genova
Gift & Specialty Shop
Il Coffee Shop di Genova
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Romeo Viganotti Chocolate Factory ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Romeo Viganotti Chocolate Factory
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi ©
Architectural Building
Antica Farmacia Erboristica Sant'Anna dei Frati Carmelitani Scalzi
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Old Port ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Old Port
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Spianata Castelletto
Observation Deck
Spianata Castelletto
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Portovenere ©
World heritage site
Portovenere Porto Venere
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Where to stay in Genoa

Located just steps from the city's famous tourist sites, Genoa's centrally located B&Bs and hotels offer comfortable lodgings suitable for all tastes and budgets. To avoid the expense and stress of driving and parking in Genoa's central districts, look for a boutique hotel just outside the city center. Staying out of the busy heart of Genoa is a practical and affordable compromise, offering a good base for exploring numerous fishing villages located along the coastline. Hostels operating in residential areas also offer private parking and easy access to buses into the center of town.
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